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  • Millennials are snatching up ‘cheap old houses’ via Instagram

    08/06/2020 10:21:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | By Shayne Benowitz August 5, 2020 | 11:38pm | Updated
    Betsy Sweeny (left) snagged a rundown Victorian home (right) in West Virginia, which she learned about from the Instagram account Cheap Old Houses, for a mind-blowing $18,500. Betsy Sweeny =============================================================================== It was not love at first sight. After Buffalo, New York, couple Nick Weith and Damian Mordecai spotted a grand Victorian-style home on a popular Instagram account called Cheap Old Houses, they drove an hour south to a village called Gowanda (population 2,700) to tour the historic property. Initially, Mordecai, a 39-year-old nonprofit executive, was “less enthused” about the idea of living so far outside the city. But the...
  • The Left Has Turned White Millennial Women Into Violent Hoods

    07/30/2020 6:47:43 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies ^ | 7/29/2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned moments ago — and I’ve made a point of mentioning — that the segment of the American population that’s gone to the dark side and joined the pro-communist Antifa and Black Lives Matter is primarily Millennial, college-educated white women. Now, they don’t have to be college educated. But Millennial-aged white women are the largest group of Americans that are joining these far-left, radical protest groups. These women have been taught the most confusing things and messages. They’ve been taught to hate men. They’ve been taught that they can’t get a fair shake in America. They’ve been taught...
  • Biden Takes Dominant Lead as Voters Reject Trump on Virus and Race

    06/24/2020 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 161 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2020 | Alexander Burns, Jonathan Martin and Matt Stevens
    Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken a commanding lead over President Trump in the 2020 race, building a wide advantage among women and nonwhite voters and making deep inroads with some traditionally Republican-leaning groups that have shifted away from Mr. Trump following his ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new national poll of registered voters by The New York Times and Siena College. Mr. Biden is currently ahead of Mr. Trump by 14 percentage points, garnering 50 percent of the vote compared with 36 percent for Mr. Trump. That is among the most dismal showings of Mr....
  • A book published nearly 25 years ago predicted America would hit a great crisis climaxing in 2020 — and that up next is a millennial vs. boomer standoff that will usher in a new world order

    06/07/2020 7:53:21 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 111 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 3, 2020 | Nick Lichtenberg and Hillary Hoffower
    A great crisis in 2008, followed by an even greater one in 2020, as an "authoritarian, severe, unyielding" leader from the baby boomer generation resists a historic moment of change afoot in the US. Would you believe this was all predicted almost 25 years ago? In a book championed at the highest levels of the Trump administration, no less? Oh, and it was also written by the guys who invented the term "millennial." It was all prophesied in 1997 in Neil Howe and William Strauss' "The Fourth Turning," and, depending on who you ask, it was either a breakthrough in...
  • Antifa Rioters Are the Tech Economy’s College Discards

    06/07/2020 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-6-2020 | Neil Munro
    The black-clothed Antifa activists who are leading the anti-police riots are mostly the discarded, angry college-grade workforce of an increasingly high-tech, globalized economy, say a variety of experts and millennials. Colleges are producing many “graduates who’ve absorbed a worldview that trains them for “metropolitan elite” job types that turn out to be far scarcer than the graduates competing for them,” writes Mary Harrington, a young writer at She continues: The result is a frustrated would-be middle class, treading water in what the writer Venkatesh Rao has called ‘premium mediocre’ lifestyles, a rented simulacrum of a genuinely prosperous existence designed...
  • America’s Baby Crisis Is A Bigger Threat Than The Pandemic

    05/29/2020 7:53:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 29, 2020 | Nicole Russel
    Believe it or not, thereÂ’s something better than a grande Starbucks Frappuccino, an iPhone, or an afternoon reading a good book. As COVID-19 cases continue declining in many states, new threats are emerging: Alongside growing unemployment rates and an increase in depression, births are declining. According to provisional figures from the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionÂ’s National Center for Health Statistics, births in America are down to their lowest number in 35 years.Nearly 4 million babies were born in the U.S. last year, but that was still a 1 percent birth decrease and 2 percent fertility decrease from 2017....
  • Facing Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars

    05/19/2020 11:29:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19, 2020 | Eduardo Porter and David Yaffe-Bellany
    Matthew Henderson couldn’t be entering the job market at a worse time. As a senior at Loyola University, he spent the spring semester interning as a trade policy analyst at the British Consulate in Chicago. But his chances of turning that opportunity into a permanent job after graduation ran headlong into the coronavirus pandemic. Now Mr. Henderson is at home with his family in South Bend, Ind., unemployed and considering jobs at Costco and Target to help pay off $24,000 in student loans. “I’m in this bubble of anxiety,” said Mr. Henderson, who just turned 21. “I have to pay...
  • Extending Lockdowns Will Make Millennials Like Me Abandon U.S. Cities

    05/18/2020 2:03:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Mitch Hall
    The pandemic has stripped millions of work, community, and hope. As local governments extend quarantine orders, urbanites like me are starting to wonder: what is the point of city life? This week marks just over two months since most states instituted shelter-in-place orders to contain COVID-19, and with this milestone came an apparent turn in the tide of public opinion—or at least, public behavior—on social distancing.Even as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease and one of President Trump’s most prominent pandemic advisors, warned against rolling back lockdown orders in his testimony to Congress...
  • 'Clear warning signs': Focus group shows lack of enthusiasm for Biden among the young

    05/08/2020 1:54:50 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 07 May 2020 | Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is in no danger of losing young voters to President Donald Trump. But he faces a lack of enthusiasm among Millennials and Gen Z voters with the potential to decide his fate if they stay home or vote for a third-party candidate. Many of these voters preferred Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary and perceive Biden as a blank slate. They aren’t sure that he’s a change agent or that his policies match the scale of their problems. Some worry about his age and fitness. Most seem open to supporting Biden to stop Trump but need...
  • Millennials Don’t Stand a Chance

    04/16/2020 5:07:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 103 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 13, 2020 | Annie Lowery
    Hello, lost generation. The Millennials entered the workforce during the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Saddled with debt, unable to accumulate wealth, and stuck in low-benefit, dead-end jobs, they never gained the financial security that their parents, grandparents, or even older siblings enjoyed. They are now entering their peak earning years in the midst of an economic cataclysm more severe than the Great Recession, near guaranteeing that they will be the first generation in modern American history to end up poorer than their parents.
  • Millennials, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis

    04/07/2020 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 49 replies
    sfgate ^ | 4/6/2020 | Nathan Popper
    The last time a serious economic downturn hit in 2008, Evan Schade was in high school and the crisis seemed like a news event that happened to other people. This time, as the coronavirus has brought the economy to its knees, it has become a personal affair. When nonessential businesses were closed last month in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives, Schade, 26, lost his job at a carpet store and almost all of the shifts in his second job at a coffee shop. His girlfriend, Kaitlyn Gardner, 23, was laid off from a different coffee shop. The money they...
  • Young Adults, Burdened With Debt, Are Now Facing an Economic Crisis

    04/06/2020 9:23:01 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 6, 2020 | Nathaniel Popper
    The last time a serious economic downturn hit in 2008, Evan Schade was in high school and the crisis seemed like a news event that happened to other people. This time, as the coronavirus has brought the economy to its knees, it has become a personal affair. When nonessential businesses were closed last month in Kansas City, Mo., where he lives, Mr. Schade, 26, lost his job at a carpet store and almost all of the shifts in his second job at a coffee shop. His girlfriend, Kaitlyn Gardner, 23, was laid off from a different coffee shop. The money...
  • Visualization: How spring breakers (probably) spread coronavirus throughout America

    03/27/2020 1:59:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 27, 2020 | Allahpundit
    The eastern half of America, anyway. Which is where the hot spots are, coincidentally. This is a few days old but worth watching as a demonstration of why reopening parts of the country while outbreaks are raging in other parts is an invitation to disaster. Unless states are going to start closing their borders to each other, infected people will keep bringing the virus in from outside.
  • Influencer reportedly hospitalized with coronavirus after licking toilet

    03/25/2020 2:34:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 25, 2020 | Natalie O'Neill
    A California social media prankster claims he was hospitalized with the coronavirus — just days after posting a video of himself licking a toilet bowl for a nauseating online challenge. The TikTok personality, known as Larz, reportedly posted footage of himself in a hospital bed on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail. “I tested positive for Coronavirus,” the 21-year-old from Beverly Hills tweeted on an account that has since been suspended, the outlet reported
  • Opinion: Coronavirus has killed the 'entitled millennial'

    03/22/2020 2:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 85 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | March 22, 2020 | by Joel Dullroy
    The only welcome victim of coronavirus will be the myth of the 'entitled millennial.' Let us hear no more accusations of individualism, selfishness and over-avocado-eating from older generations. Many baby boomers now owe their lives to the selflessness of the young. The civic restrictions introduced across Europe in recent days are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19, and keep hospital beds and respirators available for critical cases. But this lock-down will also rob a generation of education and income. Yet in the midst of these bewildering times, there are signs of hope for the post-corona future. Humans have once...
  • Michael Dell tells spring break video coronavirus skeptics not to apply to work for any of his companies

    03/19/2020 10:02:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 19, 2020 | Jessica Bursztynsky
    Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell said on Twitter that people who don’t take the coronavirus pandemic seriously shouldn’t apply to work for any of his companies. Dell was responding to a video on Twitter from CBS News, which showed a slew spring breakers who brushed off concerns of COVID-19 and traveled to Florida despite health officials urging people to stay home. “Anyone in this video, please don’t apply to work @DellTech @VMware,” Dell tweeted Thursday. “And also please don’t apply to @Secureworks @DellFdn @boomi or MSD Capital.”
  • This Isn’t the Garden of Eden

    03/15/2020 9:36:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | March 15, 2020 | Gregory Rummo
    On Friday, due to mounting fears about COVID-19, our university announced that it was suspending all on-site classes until April 1. A nursing student who is one of my teaching assistants in a chemistry lab commented that the fear radiated by the students was palpable. “Their freshman year experience was being taken away and many of them expressed they had a loved one who was particularly at risk.” The south Florida campus where I teach stretches over many acres. It is a lush, sub-tropical paradise of green spaces, palm trees and variegated shrubs in an explosion of colors. Our easternmost...
  • Shell Is Looking Forward

    03/07/2020 3:30:23 PM PST · by RightCenter · 13 replies
    New York Magazine Intelligencer ^ | MAR. 3, 2020 | Malcolm Harris
    “We think democracy is better,” said the jet-fuel salesperson. “But is it? In terms of outcomes?” In a conference room overlooking the gray Thames, a group of young corporate types tried to imagine how the world could save itself, how the international community could balance the need for growth with our precarious ecological situation. For the purposes of our speculative scenarios, everything except for carbon was supposed to be up in the air, and democracy’s track record is mixed. A graph from Chinese social media showing how many trees the country is planting — a patriotic retort to the Swedish...
  • Throwback Thursday: “Hell No” Edition

    03/05/2020 6:21:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-5-20 | MOTUS
    “Complete transformations” happen so fast these days that it is helpful to set Thursdays aside to recall the roots of some of today’s popular technologies and ideas.The Origin of Texting DevicesFor example, few people today know the proper way to set a formal dinner table.The correct placement of the texting device is below and slightly to the left of the butter plate.And it seems that every decade or so people forget that really bad ideas create bubbles: that result in a really bad economic downturn when they burst. Yet they continue to fall for really bad ideas.Just a few random...
  • The Future Comes Soon Enough

    02/27/2020 6:38:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-27-20 | MOTUS
    “People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” - Albert Einstein My problem: I can’t decide whether to go back in time and be considered a genius, or forward in the hope that mankind has improved and life on earth is truly better. “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” - Albert Einstein Who am I kidding, I have seen the future and it is as Einstein feared: a video game. Perhaps time...